Drain Pan Safety Switch
For July, our product of the month is a drain pan safety switch! Newly installed HVAC systems typically are already equipped with one. However, older systems may not be. A drain pan safety switch is attached to your drain pan and helps prevent damaging water leaks. If your system does not currently have a drain pan safety switch, this article describes the reasons why you should consider having one installed.
During the hot summer days of July, your air conditioner is working hard to remove the extra humidity out of your home. When the humidity gets pulled from your air, it goes through your system exiting your home as water through the drain line. Problems can arise though if you do not properly maintain your system and your drain line becomes clogged. This will cause your drain pan to fill up. Eventually, it’ll overflow causing a costly water leak. Oh no! However, if you have a drain pan safety switch this problem can be avoided.
How Does it Work
A drain pan safety switch will be triggered when the standing water in your drain pan gets too high. Shutting your system off before it overflows. Once your system shuts off, you’ll know your HVAC needs some attention. Next step would be to take the necessary actions to ensure your drain line is clear and the system is properly functioning. You can always call O’Brien Service Company or try and clear the drain line yourself.
Even if you can clear the drain line yourself to get the system up and running it’s not a bad idea to have us look as well. Especially if the system has not been maintained in a while.
Our techs can easily install a drain pan safety switch for your system at a very sensible price. Especially when compared to the cost of fixing water damage from a leaking drain pan. If this is something your system could benefit from, be sure to contact O’Brien today. If you call to have a drain pan safety switch installed during the month of July, you’ll save!